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    Rocker moulding falling off

    I had a driver complain about the rocker moulding coming loose. Sure enough it was starting to drop behind the front rh wheel. I didn't have time to deal with it right away and it wouldn't clip back in place so I left it for a few days. Then it got worse so I pulled the entire thing off. I didn't take pics cause it was dark and -20c/-4f. They aren't attatched all that great, 2 sided tape along the top edge and clips going straight up into the bottom. This car has 110xxxkms/68kmiles.

    This is probably caused by drivers kicking ice off the mouldings as I've only seen this on a few cars so far. Can't make everything idiot proof, they'll just invent a better idiot.



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    I always wondered if there was anything other than 2-sided tape holding those things on.

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    Last time I jacked my car up, I was half-way thinking about how hard they would be to remove, what the car would look like without them, and... of course... how much do they weigh?

    Ultimately decided that those plastic bits plus all of the plastic underpanels probably add up to about 2 pounds. Not worth pursuing.
    Simplify and add lightness.

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    Attachment 13588Attachment 13589 There are supposed to be 6 clips and 3 screws holding it on. 2 clips must be stuck on the car still. I didn't even notice the 3 screws til just now. They screw into white clips that sit in the body. They just pulled right out with a good yank. The 2 sided tape is a joke it's less than 1/4" wide strip, once it comes loose it'll fill up with road salt and crap. I'd probably take them off and toss em and plug the holes if we lived in the rust belt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    This is probably caused by drivers kicking ice off the mouldings as I've only seen this on a few cars so far. Can't make everything idiot proof, they'll just invent a better idiot.
    This idiot just kicked his loose, too. Saved me a trip under the ramps to see how to fix.

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    Now almost every car I look at is starting to come loose. I guess having a few lbs of ice, snow and dirt hanging off them doesn't help either.

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    Fummins aka Captain Fantastic aka Gandalf the mech Wizard of the 5 Ishtari of the Simillarion. I come fourth bearing a question.
    The rocker moulding failing off, how would it affect the vehicle?



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